LEI AND LEGACY
A site specific installation of vinyl wall covering for the Grieving Room
’Lei and Legacy ‘ - A new series of works, ‘Lei and Legacy’ incorporates healing plants, Awa, Kukui and Ohia intertwined into a visual lei. Lei is symbolic of Polynesian culture made of leaves, seeds, shells, flowers and feathers that are carefully and intentionally collected by the lei maker and fashioned into a wreath or garland as a token of celebration or reverence. The lei is offered as a blessing or ornament, encircling the recipient in a tangible symbol of joy, love and connection.
Legacy embodies the lineage and life of the people and culture in Hawaii. The lei represents a gift of knowledge, wisdom and spirit, a metaphoric heirloom passed down from one generation to the next.
The artwork is meant to create a ‘lei’ that surrounds loved ones in the grieving room with comfort, peace and support.